Todd Weir had been an undergraduate student of the developing world until a semester spent at an East German university in 1988 turned his interest towards Germany and the history of socialism. He later retrained as a historian, first at the Humboldt University in Berlin and then at Columbia University in New York. He was a research fellow at the Free University in Berlin while writing his dissertation, 'The Fourth Confession: atheism, Monism and politics in the Freigeistig movement in Berlin 1859-1924'. Dr Weir taught at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Seattle University and the University of Washington before joining Queen's University in January 2007.
Dr Weir will convene a Wiles Colloquium on October 2 and 3, 2009 at Queen's University. For more information please go to Turning Point 1968: A Year of Change from Belfast to Beijing
In 2008 Dr Weir initiated a university-wide programme of public lectures, films and an exhibit to mark the 40th anniversary of the epoch-making events of 1968. For more information, please go to "The Monist Century 1845-1945: Science, Secularism and Worldview". .
Dr Todd Weir teaches on the following programmes / modules:
|Socialism, the history of the idea|
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter